Egyptian security officials say a clash between Christians and Muslims that saw homes and a church burned in a southern city have left 15 people wounded.
Clashes broke out on Sunday outside the Egyptian capital`s Coptic cathedral after funeral prayers were held for four Christians killed in sectarian clashes, witnesses said.
The Cairo Criminal Court handed down the death penalty to the seven Egyptian Christians, including the film`s maker.
Coptic Christianity in Egypt dates back to the first century and the language used in its liturgy can be traced to the speech of Egypt`s pharaohs.
Egyptian activist Alaa Abd-el-Fatth,
who has been accused of inciting violence during an October 9 demonstration by Coptic Christians here, has been jailed for 15 days.
Egyptian police arrested 42 people for allegedly indulging in arson and sectarian violence as communal clashes continued in the Nagaa Hammadi town.
Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday condemned the murder of six Coptic Christians in a January 6 attack in Egypt, and denounced violence against Christians.
Day in Pics: 27th November
Showbiz World - November 27, 2014